Monday, September 22, 2014

{Kids in the Kitchen}: Fruit Leather & GIVEAWAY

Another Monday here and that means another Kids in the Kitchen post! Fall officially starts this week and I am so exited for all things Fall! Check back here tomorrow to see what we did for our first Fall activity! But for now, on to Kids in the Kitchen! If you are new to the series, check out my introduction post. This week we are doing snacks; if you missed the past weeks, here is our breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert. Snack time is a BIG deal around here; Myles' very favorites are fruit and fruit snacks. He could seriously eat a whole box a day if I let him (we try to limit to one every other day, but even that is difficult for him!) Needless to say my choice for this weeks' snack recipe was an easy one; easy for me to make to: 

2-Ingredient Fruit Leather


What You Will Need

3 cups of fresh fruit
1 tablespoon of honey 
Parchment paper (a must)

Directions

1. Turn oven on to 200 degrees. 

 2. Prepare your fruit (rinse, de-stem, etc.) Measure out 3 cups and pour into blender. I chose to use raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries. The raspberries made it very tart, so be wary of that when choosing your fruit. 

3. Add the tablespoon of honey and blend on high until it is a uniform liquid.

4. Prepare the pan(s) by lining them with parchment paper. The three cups makes enough to fill two 9x13 pans. 

5. Pour the fruit mixture onto the parchment paper lined pans. Spread out with a spatula to make as even as possible.  

  6. Place the pans into the oven and 'bake'/dry-out for 1.5-3 hours. There is a high variation due to many factors (altitude, oven, thickness of fruit strips, etc.) I cooked mine for 2 hours and that was just a bit too much. 1 hour 40 minutes probably would have been perfect. I would start checking at 1.5 hours and every 15 minutes thereafter. You want it to be dried out (not wet), but not so dry that it just cracks off of the paper. 



7. Remove from oven and cool for 5 minutes. Peel off paper and then shove in your mouth!



And we still have our giveaway going on: 

Also don't forget to check out what all of the other ladies put together for this week's item in the link-up below. And if you have a post (new or old) that you created featuring kid friendly snacks ideas submit it below in the link-up. No post this week? No problem; join us next Monday when we will be sharing our kids' creations!  


 And in case you want to join and get a head start, here is the complete list for the coming weeks:
September 29: Kid Creations...(Let your kids come up with a recipe!)


15 comments :

  1. Desiree @ Macke MonologuesSeptember 22, 2014 at 10:11 PM

    This looks so easy, and totally healthy!! Adding it to the must-make list. :)

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  2. Oh my gosh, I had no idea how relatively easy this was to make!!! Such simple, natural ingredients! I am so making this, my boys would LOOOOVE them, they are obsessed with fruit gummies. I'm sure these taste 20 times better than the store bought stuff.

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  3. Yummy!! I am totally going make this!! It sounds great and my kids would love it!

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  4. Oh my, no IDEA it would be this easy. I'm definitely looking forward to trying this out!! I bet it's amazing. And it's actually good for you :)

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  5. That looks sooo good! My kids would LOVE it!

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  6. MumfirstdoctorsecondOctober 1, 2014 at 5:41 AM

    Love this recipe - so simple - who'd have thought?! Definitely going to make this :)
    We're hoping to join in linky next week too although not quite sure what recipe my 22 month old would make up himself! Slightly scary thought... ;)

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  7. I didn't either! I was so surprised how good it tasted with just adding the little bit of honey. The raspberries were definitely a little tart. I liked it, but my boyfriend said it was too strong for him. My son goes crazy over fruit snacks so I thought I would see if he would like these for a healthier option too. I was happy with it turned out I would definitely recommend trying it out!

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  8. The timing in the oven was a little tricky but otherwise it was really easy and we loved it!

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  9. Yes I am a big into berries so I knew this would be right up my alley. And it didn't disappoint... a little tart from the raspberries, but I still loved it. And making it was super easy! The oven timing was a little tricky but I learned my lesson for next time! Totally try this, you will love it!

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  10. It was really good, just like I have bought in the store and this way I know exactly what I put in it! Super easy to make too!

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  11. I couldn't believe how easy it was to make either! Just fruit and honey and it tasted really good! Thanks for stopping by and linking up with us!

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  12. Brittnei WashingtonOctober 5, 2014 at 10:01 PM

    Oh my! It's like homemade fruit roll up. I love it! I'm pinning it to try for later. Thanks so much for sharing this yummy recipe with us at the Creative Style Linkup. :)

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  13. YES! Mine turned out to be more like strips because I cooked it a little too long and it dried a bit more than it should, but otherwise they were great. And a way healthier than the fruit snacks Myles normally eats!

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  14. Thank you for this! I've been trying to find a clear tutorial on this forever!

    Beth at www.littleworldcalledwonderland.blogspot.com

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  15. No problem! Thanks for stopping by! I think sometimes I might give too many details, but I know when I read tutorials a lot of times, they skip big parts or don't make it very clear. I'm so happy to know this was helpful for you!

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